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titan rupert murdoch. it was a big day for sales this morning as they said thanks and good-bye. >> yeah. there was a lot of interest. of course, some organizations are actually calling for a boycott today to show their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking.
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both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their investigation. meanwhile there will be a government inquiry into the very nature of tabloid journalism here in britain. >> is there still talk that the employees that lost their jobs might be redistributed to "the sun" newspaper and start printing a sunday edition which is also owned by the murdoches? >> reporter: there has been speculation that perhaps we will see a "sun" on sunday. no confirmation of that. it has been striking that of all the journalists, 200 or so who lost their jobs last week without any warning whatsoever, very few have come forward with any overt criticism of how they've been treated. so leads one to suspect that perhaps they hold out some expectation that there will be a future job for them at some point within the overall stable of news international. >> certainly the store i have is far from over. anna bell roberts, thanks, appreciate it vrnlths one of latin america's most popular singers is dead. cabral was kil